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Ground Running

2009 // Comedy, Satire, Short Film, Digital 2D

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Dir: Ben Mitchell


What is the film about?

An infant is propelled into the world and given a glimpse of the frenetic life to come.

What influenced it?

Bill Plympton, Chuck Jones, John Kricfalusi

A little background information...

This film was originally produced in 2008 as a 90-second pencil-only animation experiment. The visual ideas are a combination of post-graduation musings and to fill in areas of character animation I’d not managed to cover during my preceding MA film. The following year I decided to dust it off, extend the story and colour it in properly.

How was the film made?

Pencil-on-paper, digital inking/colouring, composited and edited in After Effects.

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